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Landlord numbers down but portfolio sizes up?

12 September, 20170 Comments
According to new data, the number of landlords has fallen over the past two years despite a rise in supply of homes available to rent – meaning that the typical buy to let investor now has a larger portfolio than ever before. Research from Estate Agents Countrywide estimates that the number of UK landlords peaked
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More Landlords Than Ever Buying Homes with Cash as Rents Across UK Rise

15 March, 20170 Comments
Landlords buying new houses and flats with cash has hit a record level in the UK, with 61% of such purchases made in January, new figures reveal. The cash splurge, up from 59% the previous January and 41% in 2007, comes as rents around the UK are on the rise practically everywhere, except London. The
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Record Number of Buy-to-Lets Purchased With Cash

06 March, 20170 Comments
According to data from lettings agent Countrywide and the Council of Mortgage Lenders, a record number of landlords are choosing to purchase their buy-to-let investments with cash rather than through the use of mortgages. More than six out of ten properties purchased last month with the intention of letting were bought debt-free. It seems easy
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